Governor Kristi Noem

Pushback – or No Problems for Noem?

Political pundits weigh in the Governor's latest initiatives and first few months in office

When it comes to pheasant habitat, or movement on the Keystone XL Pipeline in South Dakota, there are frustrations that perhaps not everyone that should have been at the table on those conversations, was. At least that’s opinion of Sam Parkinson, Executive Director for the State Democratic Party, based on what he’s hearing from others in state government and the…

Colman Family Was Ready for Winter Storm Wesley

The Hoyer family was well prepared for winter storm

COLMAN, SD— Many South Dakotans are living in the dark. “There are still about 8,500 people without power,” said South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. “Our crews are working to restore that as soon as possible.” Many lost power Wednesday night but for the Hoyer family who lives in Colman, they were at least ready for storm. “Early Wednesday morning, we heard…

Opioid Antidotes to be Allowed in South Dakota Public Schools

Gov. Noem signed SB84 to allow opioid antidotes in schools

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls area is not immune to the opioid crisis. “It has finally arrived here, there are probably other places in the country that has gotten hit harder than Sioux Falls,” said Sam Clemens, Sioux Falls Public Information Officer. “What we’re seeing now is everything tends to be trending upward, as far as the amount of…

State Government Offices to Open Friday

Governor Kristi Noem has announced all state government offices will reopen on Friday. In 17 counties, staff will report at the regular time, others are set to reopen at noon. Counties where state offices will open at the regular time are Bon Homme, Butte, Clay, Custer, Douglas, Fall River, Harding, Hutchinson, Lawrence, Lincoln, McCook, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington, Turner, Union and…

Update: DOT Fully Reopens I90 in South Dakota

Interstate from Wall to Chamberlain cleared for travel

UPDATE After two days of closures due to this latest winter storm, the Department of Transportation has finally been able to clear and reopen I90 between Rapid City and Chamberlain. Officials say Interstate 90 is now completely open, with the last stretch from Wall to Chamberlain opened at 10 a.m. CDT, both east and westbound lanes. #sdwx #ulmer — SDDOT…

The Latest: South Dakota State Offices Closed Amid Blizzard

Blowing snow reduces visibility at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial near Keystone, S.D., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. A window-rattling storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. (Ryan Hermens/Rapid City Journal via AP)PIERRE, S.D. – The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and…

South Dakota Lawmakers to Debate Reporter Shield Measure

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota lawmakers will debate protections for journalists who refuse to disclose information or sources after Gov. Kristi Noem called for a reporter shield law in her State of the State address. Noem says it’s important that investigative journalists can work without fear of having to reveal their sources or getting pulled in front of a court…